Smylers at stripey.com
Wed Jan 27 13:17:43 GMT 2010
James Laver writes:
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com> wrote:
> > Hi. Does anybody know a way of making the TFL Journey Planner show
> > the best route between two places only on transport which has the
> > normal zone-based billing?
> The heathrow connect does not incur additional charges afaia, i've
> taken it on a one-way train ticket.
Yeah, paper tickets seem to be the only way of using it to Heathrow.
> If you're using oyster PAYG, there are additional national rail fares
> of course.
Between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington travelling on Heathrow Connect
with an Oyster Card doesn't have an additional Nation Rail fare: it's
the same price as a Tube journey between stations in those zones.
But for the last stage -- between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow --
Oyster Cards and Travelcards are not valid at all; you have to buy a
single or return ticket for that part of the journey. That's what I'm
trying to avoid.
> I've often found it useful to look on google maps, pick out the
> nearest station to my destination and tell it to go there and then
> seperately plot the route from the last station to the destination (so
> that it picks up buses).
Yeah, that's what I was doing (but trying it with various nearby
stations). Then I had this idea "Hey, a computer could automate this
task". One day ...
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